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How Radio Lost Its Groove

HOW RADIO LOST ITS GROOVE

 

In recent years, it has become obvious that radio, at least as the entity that I grew up with in my teenage and young adult years, has lost its groove.  These days,…

The Most Bizarre Rock & Roll Albums of All Time!

I've been an avid music collector since the early 1960's.  Besides the great albums I purchased, I always took note of some of the really bad records I bought over the years...you know what I'm talking about don'cha?  Record…

Out of Order: the new Freelance Vandals album

Freelance Vandals lineup 1981 Left to right: "Diamond" Ray Finch, Jack Finch, Chuck Ciany Billy "the Mountain" Cairns, Mike Adams & Johnny Pierre

 

Over the past couple of years, I’ve been curating…

My First Rock Concert

"Say, what was the first rock concert you went to?"  Hmmm...let me think about that for a minute or two...no, wait!  I remember now!  It happened on a beautiful summer day on August 13, 1967.  I had just returned…

Rock & Roll I Gave You The Best Years of My Life

As a songwriter, I've always enjoyed writing in a wide variety of musical genres but the rock & roll genre has always been my favorite genre.  More often than not, rock & roll music has always been there to…

Memory Lunchbox: Howard Johnson's

I've always found the end of summer to be a time for looking back on various parts of my life.  A person never knows when a memory from years past will suddenly capture their imagination.  This morning, out of…